07/10/13 A program on the history of the “Launches of Lake Maxinkuckee” will take place this Saturday, July 13, as part of the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver’s annual meeting, which begins at 10 a.m. in the large meeting room of the Culver Public Library located at 107 North Main Street in Culver.
The audio-visual program, which includes extensive historical photos and video clips, will be presented by Jeff Kenney of the AHS, and will trace the history of boats on the lake, starting with the Indians and earliest settlers and moving through the teeming steamboat era, the age of the Maxinkuckee tour boat, and will include discussions of various launches of the Culver Academies’ fleet.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 574-842-2941 and ask for the Center for Culver History, the AHS’ museum and research center, located in the lower level of the library. The historic launches — and related artifacts — are also part of the Center’s exhibits, and attendees to the program are invited to tour the museum afterwards and view the current Kurt Vonnegut, and Vonneguts of Lake Maxinkuckee exhibit at the museum.